Salon Service Group was founded in March of 1987 by Gino Barbo, a native Australian. He started the company with one product line, an answering machine and a Ford Thunderbird. Gino quickly realized that it would take more than just his Australian accent to be successful in this business. He worked to earn the trust of those first customers and he's still doing that today.

Though Salon Service Group has grown, you'll still find Gino in salons nearly every week. Not because he has to, but because that's what he enjoys. When asked what the secret to his success is, his answer will always be "People." Gino built this company on integrity and he works hard to keep that at the center of Salon Service Group every day. Watch the video below to get some insight into the mind of Gino Barbo:

Gino has assembled a talented and creative staff that is ready and eager to serve you. With our ever-changing industry, strong partnerships are now more important than ever. At Salon Service Group, we make it our highest priority to provide the salon professional with the tools they need to be successful. Our commitment is to offer the absolute best in marketing, cutting-edge education, and the highest performing products from manufacturers committed to the salon professional.

Store Locations

We currently have 30 store locations conveniently located throughout Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kentucky and Texas and we are continually adding locations to our roster to better serve you.

Store locations

Salon Partners

Our knowledgeable salon partners are available throughout our 11 state distribution territory: Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Iowa.

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Professional Service

We strive to ship every order received by 3:00 p.m. the same day. This timeliness combined with our order accuracy of 99.13%, you can be sure you will get the product you need when you need it. Call 1-800-933-5733 for customer service or order online today.

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Privately Owned

Salon Service Group partners with brands of exceptional performance that share the values of the salon professional rather than a board of directors. We encourage you to take a look at what Salon Service Group has to offer.

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The U-Care Foundation

The U-Care Foundation

"Our industry is brimming with a diverse group of talented, imaginative, and compassionate people. We feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude for each and every one of you for being a huge part of our success, and created the u-care Foundation as a way to give back to the stylist community.

By providing assistance to stylists who may need help due to unforeseen medical conditions, emergency financial situations, or similar circumstances, the u-care Foundation is our way of saying thank you to those independent stylists who have given so much to us. Going forward 2% of all u-smooth sales will fund the u-care Foundation."

-Gino Barbo